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Do You Buy Pre-Grated Cheese?

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Pampire Pampire 7 years
Yes, it depends on what dish I make. I loathe grating cheese but, sometimes it's worth it!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I buy it all the time. It's on sale regularly where I shop, so it's not usually more expensive than block cheese. I don't mind the action of shredding cheese, but I do mind the time it takes.
Greemy Greemy 7 years
Depending on the quantity, I use microplane, box grater or food processor to grate cheese. Once you do it this way, you will never buy the pre shredded 'stuff' again.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I try to avoid it. I still don't believe it's actual cheese. lol
Spectra Spectra 7 years
LMAO @ the "hanging cheese" sign. What a weird thing to put in a grocery store! But yeah, I never buy pregrated cheese because the blocks of cheese are way cheaper. Grating cheese yourself isn't that bad as long as you pop the cheese in the freezer for a few minutes before you do it.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I voted no because grated cheese is a bit more expensive than non-grated cheese. Plus grating cheese doesn't take much time for me. Anyways I don't eat cheese like I used to.
roseate roseate 7 years
I generally don't, but recently my grocery store had a major sale on grated cheese--it was about half as much per ounce as block cheese. So, I bought four bags.
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 7 years
when I make twice baked potatoes I like that the way shredded cheese melts, but stays somewhat intact within the filling. Also when I make nachos sometimes I'll buy those weird "Mexican" blends.
superfoxml superfoxml 7 years
I found a mega cool cheese grater 2 pack at IKEA, it was so cheap. It holds the cheese in a tupperware-ish container underneath while you grate and has a lid for storage in the fridge. Block cheese is just better and lasts longer in my opinion.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No. I use a flat, Microplane grater, and it's a breeze to clean. Also, it very sharp.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Oh and the "Anti-caking" ingredient is natural its a wheat based food starch, its in most foods even "health foods" from health food stores. There is nothing sinister about it unless like me you have a food wheat/gluten allergy.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
No not anymore. I did for ease but then I found out I had a gluten allergy and that these shredded cheeses are coated in a wheat/gluten based food starch to stop the cheese from clumping to together and suddenly I knew why every time I added cheese to my omelet I got sick. Plus these "Shredded Cheeses" aren't really shredded but manufactured that way, which is just cool. But this fact also makes it more expensive than buying a 1 lb block of cheese and using your own box grater or whatever to shred what you need.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
No. It's so much more expensive and not as good.
msdecember msdecember 7 years
i hate grating!! but i had no idea of the anti-caking ingredient... definitely will affect my decision to buy the pre-bagged.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
It depends on what I'm making. I use block cheese more often than not, but with some recipes the taste isn't affected by shredded cheese...so I'll use it instead.
flavacrisp flavacrisp 7 years
No way. Not fresh enough for me.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
yep — i sure do. i always have it handy for mexican food, chili, and of course late night nacho's!!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
I always do. I know it is dryer than if I were to grate it myself, but I hate cleaning the cheese grater with a passion.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I do if I'm making enchiladas...they take a lot of cheese! Plus, I like the Mexican mix. But the rest of the time....no. It's not that big of a deal to grate in small quantities.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
always. i'm lazy :)
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Hanging cheese? For some reason, that is enormously funny! No. I never buy the pre-shredded stuff. It contains an anti-caking ingredient, and that gives me the willies. Also, as one poster remarked, the quality of the cheese is compromised. It's kind of like pre-cooked bacon. So wrong on so many levels. ;)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Only when I can't be sure there will be no one there that will use the hand grater instead of me....hate the thing!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Depends on the cheese and recipe.
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